Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Review | WICKED BEAUTIFUL by J.T. Geissinger

Published by Jack's House Publishing
July 12, 2016
Adult Romance

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A ruthless businesswoman and the playboy who dumped her long ago find themselves embroiled in a high stakes game of love, lies and revenge.

Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch.

Drop-dead sexy restaurateur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.

Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?
My thoughts... 
This was the first book by J.T. Geissinger that I have read, but I did really enjoy it.  It reminded me a little of that last book that I reviewed but only because of how the main characters are semi-reunited after a long time apart.  Victoria has become someone that Parker literally doesn't know over the past 15 years.  She has not only changed her name but the way she looks as well.  Victoria Price is a very successful woman and she's used the money she's made over the years to change herself, but has that change been for the better?

Parker has also become well-known over the years.  He's owns restaurants across the country and is a well known playboy.  When he meets Victoria he has no idea that she is the girl he loved all those years ago.  He feels a connection to her but he isn't sure what it is or why he feels so strongly for her so soon.  Victoria knows exactly who Parker is and he's the reason she's become the ruthless woman she is and she's determined to ruin him the way he ruined her.  However, she doesn't expect to fall for him all over again.

I really did enjoy this story.  There are times that the plot was a little over the top and somewhat unbelievable, but that's no different from many romance novels.  The whole plot is built on deception which builds in a small layer of mystery that is slowly unraveling as the story progresses.  I really liked Parker, so much more than Victoria.  There were times that I did like her, but I felt like, for the most part, she was a little to vindictive.  

There is another book in this series, but it's built around Victoria's assistant Tabby and it takes place several years later.  When this story is over, it's over.


*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.* 

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